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RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Often times self adjusting trailer brakes need to be manually adjusted the first time, when new. Jerry
MFL 07/19/19 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Not a big deal to pull one hub. Easy to see the self adjust cable then. Jerry
MFL 07/19/19 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bedroom AC?

Some bedroom ACs are direct to bedroom, with overhead controls. If yours is ducted, it likely uses same as living room ducts. Jerry
MFL 07/19/19 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

It may be hard to tell by looking at outside of hubs, but seems like some had two adjusting holes. You do not need to back up, they will adjust going forward. May be some info on axle placard. Jerry
MFL 07/19/19 02:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to replace handrail cushion?

I've not seen when you can purchase individually, but the complete arm, with new installed is not that expensive. If you really wanted, you could get old off, and then add a closed cell pipe insulation, or a steering wheel wrap of your choice. Jerry
MFL 07/18/19 11:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

I am wondering how close the Reese hitch (center of pin) was to the back of your cab. Some non-slider hitches can be set back over axle center, allowing just over 40"s between pin center and cab. You also have the Andersen option, with a coupler that can be reversed, allowing more clearance. The Pullrite is popular, but heavy, and alignment issues, like you mentioned. Are you using rails or pucks? Jerry
MFL 07/14/19 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should I get a 2020 GM 3500 DRW or a 4500?

Right off his first post the OP has eliminated the Ford, and Ram . But the Ram Mafia continues on . Criticizing blue text and all :h I've nothing against the OP, but unless his blue text posts are really short, I do not read them. Jerry
MFL 07/12/19 03:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What gauge wire do I use

Agree ^^^^200 ft is a long ways, plus another 30 ft of shore power cord. I did same as you want, used 75 ft of #8, plus my shore power cord. With some lights, converter/charger, and 15K AC, my voltage drops to 112 on a hot day. In your case #6 would be minimum. It is harder to work with. Jerry
MFL 07/10/19 07:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Air conditioner shroud

When you find your make/model of AC, you might google PPL motorhomes, get their number, give them a call. They are a reliable parts supplier, and have a huge inventory. I got a replacement AC shroud from them. Knowledgeable, friendly, prompt service. Jerry
MFL 07/10/19 12:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Angry wannabe RV police encounter

Me and a multitude of others being armed, is why 90% of the people are polite. Strange, just a little north is an entire country of unarmed people known the world over for their politeness. By & large if you encounter a jerk, they not from here, tourist or newcomer. While reading this, reminds me of my times spent camping at various major attraction RV parks. When a new neighbor pulled in, I would look at the plates, to see what state. A few that I won't mention, were on my OMG list. Seeing a plate from Canada, was a loud YES, as it was on my top of the good neighbor list. Jerry
MFL 07/10/19 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Issue with trailer brakes, need guidance

I think you have a wiring issue somewhere between the truck connector and the trailer brakes, that was caused from overheating the trailer brake system. Full power to the brakes by pulling the emergency cable, for any length of time, may cause this. Your 2014 Ford IBC is one of the best controllers available, and is still telling you there is a wiring problem. I can't help but wonder, how you could pull the trailer down the road (you don't say how far/how long) with full power to the trailer brakes. IMO, your trailer brakes needed adjustment from the start, and likely more so now, after burning them. I think you will need a knowledgeable person, that is familiar with testing trailer brake wiring to check it out, and will need to have the trailer brakes checked and adjusted. Jerry
MFL 07/08/19 05:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Wheelbase questions

I don't think you'd notice the difference, towing a FW. In either model, you will be hitched over rear axle center, or slightly forward, which is why a FW handles well. I am towing with SC 6' 9" bed and it tows great! I think the 142 allows easier backing in tight situations, so a plus IMO. Jerry
MFL 07/06/19 05:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda 2000: surprisingly poor oil fill tube design

My over fill/spill came filling first time when new. Mine was filled at factory, run/tested, then drained before shipping. I went by amount in manual, to fill, and second guessed a small amount of residual not drained at factory. I guessed right on after break in, when draining refilling, due to knowing exact amount, that was just a bit much. I did catch every last drop in my small pan, so yes, measuring the exact amount in pan would work well. Jerry
MFL 07/04/19 07:43pm Tech Issues
RE: SuperLube Axles

"4 years full timing never looked at my bearings. I use AMZ/OIL Synthetic Grease. It flows easily, with the cap removed I have tire off the ground and keep on pumping while rotating the tire un til mostly red grease appears. All the while I wipe off the old grease coming out. I grab the tires at each edge and give a push pull test." Smart man, also using rig full time is better for bearings/tires than the seldom use, that so many rigs get. Yes, doing a wiggle test, tire off the ground, tells a lot. Oil bath, and disc brakes...can't get much better than that. Jerry
MFL 07/04/19 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperLube Axles

If your rig has disk brakes pump away while having someone spin the tire for you. Drums, take your chances!!! I think that is a fair statement, too many times I have read about grease on drum brakes, spinning the tire or not. IMO nothing replaces packing wheel bearings by hand . Buying a new rig, often times there is very little grease on the bearings, and I would not be afraid to add a quality bearing grease using the EZ system. Buying a used rig, I'd want to do an inspection of brake parts and bearings, then a good hand pack. Now after doing that, and knowing all is well, next time I'd use the same grease from hand pack, pump it through the EZ zerks, call it good. IMO, a good bearing pack is good for several years, maybe 3-5 yrs, depending on use. Jerry
MFL 07/04/19 10:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Honda 2000: surprisingly poor oil fill tube design

I'll admit, my first fill, I did make a small mess, but hard to clean up from case bottom. Nope, didn't tip on side to fill, just used the handy funnel supplied, which when inserted, you can't see oil filling. I did know exactly how much I added (following manual suggested amount), to make it over full. Next change/fill, added slightly less, no mess, pull funnel out, perfect. Jerry
MFL 07/04/19 06:50am Tech Issues
RE: SuperLube Axles

You will likely ruin the seal, when removing it, to access the rear bearing. It is best to replace seals. You can take the numbers off the axle placard, and call axle manufacturer, with that info. They will know what seals, by the numbers on axle, and can sell the proper ones to you, or advise where to purchase. Also, a good bearing/seal parts supply can likely match them up. I like having the proper new ones in hand, before removal, but that's just me. Lots of opinions on use of EZ-lube feature. I have used mine, with no issue, but have hand packed initially to know what grease is in there. Jerry
MFL 07/03/19 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling with the roof vent open

I tow with mine open all the time. Even if you don't have the covers it's not going to hurt a darn thing. I'll dispute that! 2nd or 3rd trip out with my old Komfort, I forgot to close the bath and living room vents. Both were destroyed. Couldn't find the correct lids so ended up having to replace both the lid =and= the crank on both. Ever since, I have all vents buttoned up. Lyle Exactly!! Lots of force with cross winds. In the case of a 2 lane, with oncoming traffic...such as semi-tractor/trailer plus cross wind...could take the hood & mirrors right off a Ram TV. Jerry
MFL 07/03/19 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling with the roof vent open

JMO, but I would not purposely tow at highway speeds with roof vent lids open, unless having covers over the vent lids. I think in some cases, people do not get their lids closed tight enough, and the wind turbulence on the roof works them open. Jerry
MFL 07/03/19 07:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: towing capcity and payload capacity.

Welcome to the forum! A 2015 F250 will do the same job as a 2015 F350 SRW. They are the same truck with different class rated GVWR. The 250/350 diesels generally have the same tires/wheels and axle. Some 250 models, even the same springs. In any case, if you have found a nice 2015 250, it will easily work for the size FW you are talking about. If you need more truck, due to getting a large FW, a 350 DRW will be required, rather than a 350 SRW. Jerry
MFL 06/30/19 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
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